Table 1

Relative proportions of the indicated phylogenetic groups in the total 16S rRNA gene clone library sequences

Phylogenetic groupProportion (%) of group found by location and seasona
Inner nearshoreOuter nearshore
Pine IslandDaydream IslandDeloraine IslandEdward Island
Dry (n = 81)Wet (n = 78)Dry (n = 84)Wet (n = 86)Dry (n = 83)Wet (n = 80)Dry (n = 83)Wet (n = 81)
Bacteroidetes32.1420.5125.4131.413.123.1714.1218.50
Cyanobacteria2.386.4101.602.388.543.5319.75
Firmicutes001.1762.303.5702.350
Alphaproteobacteria13.1010.2618.825.6064.320.7315.299.80
Betaproteobacteria0001.600000
Deltaproteobacteria4.7605.8801.1901.171.23
Gammaproteobacteria14.2934.622023.3010.720.7324.7124.69
Acidobacteria00000001.23
Actinobacteria2.380000000
Oceaniserpentilla01.28000000
Nitrospirae001.17600000
Unclassified bacteria7.143.854.7010.771.1917.0710.5911.04
Diatom plastids23.8123.0717.653.493.579.7628.2413.76
  • a The values shown indicate the relative proportions of the indicated phylogenetic groups as percentages of the total 16S rRNA gene clone library sequences (where n is the number of clones sequenced).